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L.A. County will redesign jails for disabled inmates after lawsuit

Six years after a lawsuit alleged horrific conditions for inmates in wheelchairs, Los Angeles County officials have agreed to wide-ranging changes to bring their aging jails into compliance with federal disability law.

L.A. County settles suit by disabled inmates alleging foul conditions

Five years after disabled jail inmates sued, alleging horrific conditions for those who used wheelchairs, Los Angeles County officials have agreed to a settlement.

L.A. County settles suit by disabled inmates alleging foul conditions

Five years after disabled jail inmates sued, alleging horrific conditions for those who used wheelchairs, Los Angeles County officials have agreed to a settlement.

Michael Schumacher Paralyzed, Unable To Speak And Wheelchair Bound

Michael Schumacher is allegedly paralyzed, in a wheelchair and unable to speak, according to Philipe Streiff. Streiff, a former racing driver who is a quadriplegic, is a good friend of the seven-time Formula One world champion. The 59-year-old made the revelation about Schumacher’s condition while talking to French radio [via Daily Mail]. Show More Summary

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

Brain-machine interfaces have become a buzzword in recent years, triggering headlines when, for example, Brown University's John Donoghue's human patients drank coffee and picked up objects with robotic arms controlled by brain-implanted...Show More Summary

‘All About That Chair’ Feel Good Video Of The Day

This is the BEST spoof of Meghan Trainor’s hit song ‘All About That Bass’ that I’ve ever seen. Heather Schouten is in a wheelchair, so she “modified” the hit song to create ‘All About That Chair.’ RELATED: Kids react to ‘All About That Bass’ video. Heather demonstrates a fantastic attitude about being “all about the […]

The GRIT Freedom Chair takes the wheelchair mountain biking

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The wheelchair provides invaluable mobility to those with disabilities, but there are countless places where it can't go. Trails, parks, beaches, woods …without a paved road or structured pathway, the wheelchair can quickly find itself out of its element. Show More Summary

Haunted Half-Pipe: Skateboarding in an Abandoned Psych Ward

In place of the usual ramps, rails and pipes are busted wheelchairs, dusty bowling pins and gaping holes in wooden floors as skater Rob Miceli maneuvers his...

Dog with amputated leg moves again with help of wheel

A devoted dog has been given a new lease of life after beating cancer and having a leg amputated - after being fitted with an adorable wheelchair.

IL: CTA Rider Develops "Roll With Me" App for Wheelchair Users

To make it easier for wheelchair users to get around the CTA, Ouyoun has created a free app that gives riders transit directions that only include CTA stations with working elevators and/or wheelchair ramps and CTA buses, which all have ramps.

IL: CTA Rider Develops App for Wheelchair Users

To make it easier for wheelchair users to get around the CTA, Ouyoun has created a free app that gives riders transit directions that only include CTA stations with working elevators and/or wheelchair ramps and CTA buses, which all have ramps.

A Wounded Veteran Surprised His New Wife With A First Dance… WITHOUT His Wheelchair! Watch The Heartwarming Moment HERE!

If you need a little boost to get you through your day, this will DEFINITELY do the trick! Earlier this year, veteran Joey Johnson had all eyes on him as he embraced his new wife Michelle and the two shared their first dance together as a married couple! Now normally that's already enough to get the waterworks [...]

Paraplegic Veteran Surprises His Bride With First Dance on Their Wedding Day

Paraplegic veteran, Sergeant Joey Johnson surprised his wife when he got out of his wheelchair for the first dance at their wedding. Sgt. Johnson served for ten months in Afghanistan and met his wife, Michelle Johnson, at a country music concert four weeks after his return. Michelle said, “We realized that we had the same […]

Awesome Things That Can Be Made with 3D Printing

From life-saving medical devices to a dress, it seems like almost anything can now be made with 3D printers. Doggie Wheelchair Furniture Body Armor For Barbies Prosthetics for humans… and animals. Houses Stop Motion Animation Custom medical implants, such as this jawbone. and this skull replacement. T-Rex Shower Head Jewelry Car Ball Of Gears iPhone […]

George H.W. Bush Doesn’t Even ‘Know Who Michelle Obama Is!’ Ex-Prez Might Have Dementia, Top Docs Suggest

George H.W. Bush recently missed a high-profile White House event, as he’s been confined to a wheelchair in his Kennebunkport, Maine estate due to a battle with the disease vascular… READ ON

Forty years after 'Fourth of July,' Ron Kovic still speaking up against war

In the fall of 1974, a tormented young Vietnam War veteran rolled his wheelchair into the Sears store on Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica and bought a typewriter for $42. He lugged it back to his apartment at Third and Pacific and began writing in a fever, index fingers stabbing the keys.

This Four-Minute Horror Movie Hints at Why Facebook Paid $2 Billion for the Oculus Rift

?I went to an immersive theatre thing once. I was locked into a wheelchair and someone blew a fine mist of gin in my face and lit a match under my nose. There was a video of clowns laughing and burbling in some sort of inhuman language. Show More Summary

Snapchat's not-so-secret weapon: Live events

The camera follows the first batch of wheelchair racers as they speed through the streets of Manhattan, a few miles from the finish line of the New York Marathon. At the bottom of the screen, a caption sums up the sentiment of many viewers:...Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Assisted Walking And Running

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Walking upright may seem like the most natural thing to do for most people, but it's not that easy if you get injured. Thankfully, there's some technology that can help that isn't as limiting as a wheelchair or a pair of under-arm crutches. Show More Summary

The Worst Political Ads of 2014

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

A giggling Mitch McConnell. A Texas production that will make you hate the movie ‘Frozen.’ A Democrat taking aim at her opponent’s wheelchair. These are our big (bad) winners.

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